Blindness

  • AMD Alliance International – This site provides regularly updated information about Age Related Macula Degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65. It also provides information about the cause and the options for treatment, support and rehabilitation.
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  • Blind Citizens Australia – A united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians.
    Go there
    Phone (03) 9521 3433
    Freecall 1800 033 660
    TTY (03) 9521 1200
  • Glaucoma Australia Inc. – A national not-for-profit organisation working to educate the public about glaucoma, offering support to glaucoma sufferers and their families and funding Australian research in glaucoma. The site has information on the disease, its detection and treatment, plus links to support groups and other useful sites.
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  • Macular Degeneration Foundation Australia – Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia country and affects another 230 people every day. The Foundation aims to reduce the incidence and impact of Macular Degeneration in Australia.
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  • Vision Australia Foundation – Formerly the Association for the Blind, this not-for-profit organisation provides vital services for older Australians experiencing sensory loss (vision impairment or hearing loss). Services include residential care facilities, day centre programs, low vision clinics, telephone support programs, ADAPT shops which offer assistive devices, in-home assistance with mobility and advice on maximising the use of remaining vision, Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) and the Vision Australia Library of Braille and talking books.
    Go there
    Phone 1800 331 000



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